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Going Over
Going Over
jaysonmc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS
Date: May 5, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/1500
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2007

I didn't have the luxury of renting out at 70-200 2.8 VR this time, so I used mystandby sports lens, my old manual focus 105 AIS.

While the shot isn't much as far as WOW factor, I like it considering:
1) It was my first time shooting any kind of horse jumping
2) I was using a manual focus lens.

PP - Left the image a little warm intentionally. A little over sharpened for this resolution.

Doubt this photo will do that well, it doesn't have the zap of most sports entries. I know I could do a bit of spot work, but that would be against Basic Editing. Guess 5.3

Cheers all.

Post Challenge Comments:
This is me being more on the techincal side. I actually didn't go out to shoot a "sports" photo. My wife wanted me to go to the barn and get some shots of the eventers there for a practice show.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.5044
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3415
Avg (non-participants): 6.5959
Views since voting: 1267
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 228
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/20/2007 05:49:49 PM
You've had some beautiful horse shots lately. Congratulations on another beautiful horse shot and a great score and placement.
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05/18/2007 08:38:34 AM
I didn't vote on this challenge, but this is really well done. Great stop action. Nice focus.
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05/18/2007 05:45:07 AM
You've really got to work a bit on guessing your scores. I think what this has going for it (other than just a very good picture) is how well it captures the elegance and grace of both the horse and its rider. Both athletes are very focused, very lovely, and the colors are rich and warm. Congrats on an excellent score!
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05/17/2007 04:36:53 PM
Nice capture and high ranking. Very elegant image!
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05/16/2007 08:16:25 AM
Great shot Jayson and great score. You did a great job on the focus with that manual lens.
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05/16/2007 12:26:43 AM
Jayson, Woo Hooo! What an incredible photo! congratulations on such an awesome finish!

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05/16/2007 12:12:58 AM
This is still my favorite image in this challenge. I expected this to place much higher! Just know that this is really good photography. I like it very much!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 06:40:44 PM
Lovely stop-action. The horse is gorgeous; the rider looks like she's concentrating pretty seriously. The crop leaves room for the horse to land ;-)
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05/15/2007 03:40:14 PM
Very good capture - the horse's form is beautiful.
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05/14/2007 02:55:11 PM
Good timing of this shot.
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05/13/2007 08:57:55 PM
gorgeous shot - I almost think a more dramatic photo would be with a closeup much tighter on the horse and rider - the background really doesn't seem to add much to this photo
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05/10/2007 11:15:58 PM
I'd like to have seen this from head on rather then from the side. I like the focus and the timing of the shot, just wish the angle had been different.
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05/10/2007 06:39:19 PM
Beautiful picture.
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05/10/2007 10:52:03 AM
Good clear capture and well cropped. Look good in a frame on her wall.
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05/09/2007 11:46:44 PM
This is a very nice shot with all of the right elements. The sports side of it is great, and the technicals of photography also are here. The centered composition I think works well for this shot.
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05/09/2007 04:44:58 PM
Beautiful horse!
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05/09/2007 03:20:52 PM
This is really good, I am clearly seeing the sharpness along with the DOF, very well done.
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05/09/2007 12:45:21 PM
perfect form!
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05/09/2007 12:04:35 PM
I love this....would love to know the details!!
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05/09/2007 11:42:29 AM
Magnificent Horse, great timing
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05/09/2007 09:57:33 AM
Great timing. Beautiful, elegant, stunning, interesting.... I could go on. Clearly my favorite in this challenge and the one I hope gets a blue ribbon. (10)
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05/09/2007 07:33:57 AM
Wonderful frozen moment! I'm not sure if I would have preferred a tighter crop on the left, but I can see that you've kept the pole center.
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